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Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm

Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm

by Oliver Inderwildi, Sir David KingOliver Inderwildi


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Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues. Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm brings together leading figures from business, academia and governments to address the challenges and opportunities involved in working towards sustainable mobility. Key thinkers and decision makers approach topics and debates including:

energy security and resource scarcity

greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions

urban planning, transport systems and their management

governance and finance of transformation

·the threats of terrorism and climate change to our transport systems.

Introduced by a preface from U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu and an outline by the editors, Dr Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Energy, Transport, & the Environment is divided into six sections. These sections address and explore the challenges and opportunities for energy supply, road transport, urban mobility, aviation, sea and rail, as well as finance and economics in transport. Possible solutions, ranging from alternative fuels to advanced urban planning and policy levers, will be examined in order to deepen the understanding of currently proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas.

The result of this detailed investigation is an integrated view of sustainable transport for both people and freight, making Energy, Transport, & the Environment key reading for researchers, decision makers and policy experts across the public and private sectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447169116
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 726
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sir David King is the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford. He was the UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office of Science from 2000 to 2007. He is also Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, Adviser to the President of Rwanda and Senior Scientific Advisor to UBS.

Dr Oliver Inderwildi is Head of the Low-Carbon Energy Centre at Oxford and is a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge where he remains involved in fundamental research. Dr Inderwildi holds an M.Sc. from the University of Amsterdam and a magna-cum-laude Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg.

Table of Contents

Introduction.-1.Road.- 2.Urban Mobility.- 3.Energy.- 4.Aviation.- 5.Sea Cargo & Rail.- 6.Finanace & Economics.- 7.Conclusions

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